Man Found Stabbed Outside 7-Eleven Dies

Homicide investigators are asking for the public's help to solve the crime.

A 19-year-old man has died after being stabbed "multiple times," according to Boston Police. He was found Sunday morning at 4:22 a.m. near the 7-Eleven in Hyde Square.

The victim, identified by police only as a 19-year-old black man, was taken to Brigham & Women's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police ask anyone who can help in the investigation to call detectives at 617-343-4470. People can also call an anonymous tip line at 800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Chris Helms October 17, 2011 at 03:10 PM
Editor's note: I just deleted a bigoted comment. Maybe I've missed some, but homophobic comments haven't until now been a feature of the comments section. In case anyone needs a refresher, here are the rules we all agree to when we discuss things on this site: http://jamaicaplain.patch.com/terms
Pamela October 18, 2011 at 12:17 AM
I have been following the comments on this story from yesterday and I am appaled that people would view this unfortunate incident as a call for gentrification. Thank you, Chris, for deleting those comments. My thoughts go out to the victim's family and friends, and those who posted the atrocious comments.
Chris Helms October 18, 2011 at 12:36 AM
Hi Pamela, I'm glad you think I'm doing a good job managing the comments, but I've only deleted two comments from this thread, both of them because they seemed homophobic to me. The others were likely deleted because if three people "flag" a comment, that comment is automatically deleted.
James October 18, 2011 at 01:30 PM
The automatic-deletion thing doesn't seem like the best policy. All it takes is three people making sock-puppet accounts to completely expunge someone from the comments? Given some of the pile-ons that have happened around here, three seems a little low. And it can even happen by accident -- while trying to click "Reply" while still-uncaffeinated, I accidentally flagged Chris's comment, above, as inappropriate (sorry!). So all it takes is two more people, and that comment goes away. Great for getting rid of offensive stuff, I guess, but also eminently abusable.
Chris Helms October 18, 2011 at 02:46 PM
Hi James, yes it isn't a perfect system. I do have the ability to go behind the scenes and take flags off comments, or disable flagging. If anyone notices a legitimate comment disappear, please let me know and I can take a look.


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